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Sugar Policy Insights

Public perceptions of sugar are the focus of the ASMC's July publication
ASMC's Sugar Policy Insights publication looks at key policy and market issues of importance to the viability of Australia’s sugar industry. The July 2019 edition discusses the findings of an industry survey on public sentiment and changing perceptions of sugar. July's Sugar Policy Insights also looks at: Industry innovation and the need for an ambitious and relevant rese...
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Global sugar glut dampens optimism for crush season 2019

Sugar mill in FNQ, manufacturing raw sugar and electricity
29 May 2019: Australian sugar mills are completing their final checks and tests in readiness for the start of crushing and sugar manufacturing, which will run from June through to late November for most. The Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC) says the nation’s 24 sugar mills are expected to manufacture less than the 4.7 million tonnes of raw sugar produced in 2018. “Good news is a littl...
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Challenging outlook faces raw sugar manufacturers

Sugar port facilities export raw sugar around the globe
17 April 2019: The prolonged period of low world sugar prices, driven by subsidised production in overseas countries is taking a heavy toll on Australia’s raw sugar manufacturers. CEO of the Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC), David Pietsch said, “Efficient producers in trading nations like Australia are making a loss on every tonne of raw sugar sold and that is putting Queensland jobs at ...
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